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4dr Sdn I4 Manual
$15,999
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$15,299
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$13,550
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$20,575
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Overview

Door
4-door 4-door 4-door 4-door
Seats
5 5 5 5
Engine

138.0-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

149.0-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

138.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

217.0-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 26 0
Size
186.9" length, 56.0" height 185.8" length, 55.5" height 177.2" length, 57.9" height 187.8" length, 58.1" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Beige

Black

Anthracite

Gray

Gray

Black

Taupe / Brown

Titanium

Torch Red / Black

Light Cashmere

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact Midsize Large

Wheels

Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel N/A
Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 14 x 5.5 in 15 x -TBD- in 16 x -TBD- in
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in - N/A N/A
Front Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 14 x 5.5 in 15 x -TBD- in 16 x -TBD- in
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel N/A
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - - N/A

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A - N/A N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 95 N/A N/A

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 5500 149 @ 6000 138 @ 6000 217 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 159 @ 4500 136 @ 4500 217 @ 4000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement
2.4L/143 2.4L/241 2.0L/122 3.5L/214

Mileage

Cruising Range - City
378.40 mi 361.20 mi 322.00 mi 320.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
516.00 mi 481.60 mi 420.00 mi 480.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG 21 MPG 23 MPG 20 MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG 28 MPG 30 MPG 30 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A 26 MPG N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Independent 4-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Dual-Link -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut -

Brakes

Brake ABS System
- - - 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - - Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in 10.1 x -TBD- in 10.8 x -TBD- in 11.65 x 1.02 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x -TBD- in - - 10.63 x 0.55 in
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal 17.2 gal 14.0 gal 16 gal

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 14.1 N/A 15.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.92 N/A 2.8 3.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.4 ft N/A 33.3 ft 37.6 ft
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Pwr

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/70HR14 P195/60R15 P215/60R16
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/70HR14 P195/60R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - N/A N/A

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A - 1000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A - 100 lbs

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3181 lbs 3263 lbs 2701-2826 lbs 3476 lbs

Dimensions

Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³ 13 ft³ 12.2 ft³ N/A
Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
- - - 41.0 ft³
Second Hip Room
54.4 in 54.4 in 53.9 in 52.4 in
Length, Overall
186.9 in 185.8 in 177.2 in 187.8 in
Front Leg Room
43.3 in 43.3 in 42.8 in 41.9 in
Track Width, Front
60.6 in 60.6 in 58.9 in 60.0 in
Height, Overall
56.0 in 55.5 in 57.9 in 58.1 in
Second Shoulder Room
55.7 in 55.7 in 53.9 in 55.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in 71.5 in 68.3 in 69.8 in
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
- - - 22.8 ft³
Track Width, Rear
60.2 in 59.8 in 58.5 in 60.2 in
Wheelbase
106.3 in 106.3 in 102.8 in 112.3 in
Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in 56.9 in 55.1 in 56.7 in
Front Hip Room
55.8 in 55.8 in 52.4 in 53.5 in
Front Head Room
39.3 in 39.0 in 40.0 in 39.4 in
Second Leg Room
36.2 in 36.2 in 35.4 in 41.0 in
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 5
Second Head Room
37.6 in 37.6 in 38.2 in 39.4 in
Passenger Volume
100.0 ft³ 100 ft³ 97.0 ft³ 106 ft³
Min Ground Clearance
N/A 6.1 in 6.3 in 6.1 in

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